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Homicide detectives investigate after body found in wooded area in Brampton

Homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area in Brampton on Monday evening.

Body found near Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road, but age and sex of person not released

Homicide detectives are investigating after a person discovered a body in a wooded area in Brampton on Monday evening. (Tina MacKenzie/CBC)

Homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area in Brampton on Monday evening.

Peel police said the body was found near Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road.

A person who believed he or she saw a dead body in the area called police at 5:49 p.m., according to Const. Heather Cannon, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police.

"When we arrived, we did, in fact, find a deceased person in that green space," Cannon told reporters near the scene. 

No details about the body, including the sex and age of the person who died, have been released.

Peel police's homicide and missing persons bureau is now in charge of the investigation.

Earlier, Cannon said there was no current risk to the public from the discovery of the body.

"It's an open, outside area," she said. "We have just cordoned off the area right now. And as of right now, what we have deemed is there is no threat to public safety at this time."

On Monday night, there was a heavy police presence in the area.

Officers are canvassing the area for residents who may have seen something or who may have security camera or dashboard camera video.

Officers have closed Nexus Avenue between Ebenezer Road and Fogal Road as the investigation continues.